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The best post you've ever written, Fxh.


Edited by JimmyHoffa - 10/4/13 at 5:12am
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Originally Posted by jas0nt View Post


Gorgeous colour. What shoes are they?

 

Yup, as JM said, Herring Drakes.

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Was any of the Australian SF members happen to be walking along Albert street between Elizabeth and Charlotte street in Brisbane this morning at about 9:30am. They were wearing suede double monks, an odd blazer and a tan filson 257?

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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

The usual practice is to roll home late Friday night after drinks. Stagger inside. Everyone else asleep. Fire up bong on back deck. Wobble to computer. Spend an hour looking at shoes online. Click click. Go to bed. Forget about everything.

Tuesday after noon - courier delivers box from UK addressed to you. Wonder wtf this is. Then vaguely remember friday night. Invent weak bullshit story for wife, GF, parents and/or self as to how $400+ of shoes arrived from overseas without trying them on.

Try on shoes when everyone else asleep. Put shoes back in box and hope they will stretch or shrink overnight and fit. Next night try shoes again. Put back in box and put in back of cupboard. Hope no one brings up subject. Go back online and see what a pair of hardly worn shoes are fetching. Look at credit card. Search on ebay for prices of near new shoes. Search in Australia for shoe prices second hand. Wonder if wearing these shoes undone without socks on weekend with shorts might just get some wear out of them.

In foxhound's case - repeat each week or so.

So I'm guessing the shipping is fairly quick then? And I'm also assuming that shoes bought online often don't fit..
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Originally Posted by fxh View Post

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The usual practice is to roll home late Friday night after drinks. Stagger inside. Everyone else asleep. Fire up bong on back deck. Wobble to computer. Spend an hour looking at shoes online. Click click. Go to bed. Forget about everything.

Tuesday after noon - courier delivers box from UK addressed to you. Wonder wtf this is. Then vaguely remember friday night. Invent weak bullshit story for wife, GF, parents and/or self as to how $400+ of shoes arrived from overseas without trying them on.

Try on shoes when everyone else asleep. Put shoes back in box and hope they will stretch or shrink overnight and fit. Next night try shoes again. Put back in box and put in back of cupboard. Hope no one brings up subject. Go back online and see what a pair of hardly worn shoes are fetching. Look at credit card. Search on ebay for prices of near new shoes. Search in Australia for shoe prices second hand. Wonder if wearing these shoes undone without socks on weekend with shorts might just get some wear out of them.

In foxhound's case - repeat each week or so.

Jesus. Do I know you in real life? Because this is so accurate it's not even funny.

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I think FH's ability to take a joke and roll with the punches deserves to be acknowledged.

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yes to fast shipping, but shoes bought online should fit if you ask for seller advise not so much SF, but when someone buys 8 pairs and still haven't got a right fit, that's just another level.
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post
 

I think FH's ability to take a joke and roll with the punches deserves to be acknowledged.

 

Agreed.

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post
 

Good question Luke. I too am on the prowl for decent swimwear. Nabil, and his ability to pay 225 Pounds for a pair of shorts.

 

I'm sick of the entire beach cheering at me as I walk to the water in my Speedos.

 

I didn't realise that you are in fact our Prime Minister.

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

yes to fast shipping, but shoes bought online should fit if you ask for seller advise not so much SF, but when someone buys 8 pairs and still haven't got a right fit, that's just another level.

 

I've bought a ton of shoes online with only one mishap where the size was incorrectly given. I managed to sell those via SF. The key for me was that the first pair I bought was in a shop (RM WIlliams) and I had my feet measured on a Brannock device. I bought a couple of pairs of C&J in a shop and get to know what size I was in some of the lasts. FXH has also subsequently given me more advice on foot shape. Understanding the shape of my feet made it less risky to buy online.

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

yes to fast shipping, but shoes bought online should fit if you ask for seller advise not so much SF, but when someone buys 8 pairs and still haven't got a right fit, that's just another level.

I've bought a ton of shoes online with only one mishap where the size was incorrectly given. I managed to sell those via SF. The key for me was that the first pair I bought was in a shop (RM WIlliams) and I had my feet measured on a Brannock device. I bought a couple of pairs of C&J in a shop and get to know what size I was in some of the lasts. FXH has also subsequently given me more advice on foot shape. Understanding the shape of my feet made it less risky to buy online.

Well said Gerry, a correct Brannock measurement and an understanding of our own foot shape is vital, combined with knowledge on sizes of existing shoes we own should help to get to right size.
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

I think FH's ability to take a joke and roll with the punches deserves to be acknowledged.

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

 

Agreed.

Thankyou kindly.

 

I think this is quite unnecessary though.

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 Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

There is something seriously wrong with you. You should seriously seek help

 

It's my fault by trying to ignore the problem and being too lazy to send them back. There's nothing I can do now. I am looking forward to upgrading my collection though.

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You lot know me, I buy exclusively RMWs. 

 

From what I can see though, the similarities in lasts means you can try on a pair of RMWs and order a pair of Loakes without too much trouble. 

 

I think things get a bit more complicated when you start ordering more specialised brands (excluding what you can find at Double Monk).  

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Foxhound, instead of you binge buying another 10 pairs online, you should go to American tailors and Double Monk.
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I got a hold of my first Suit Shop commission this week, a warm navy two button notch lapel. It is a step above any of the suits I have in my wardrobe (still studying so many).The initial fitting was bang on, I didn't need any alterations when I collected the suit which was surprising.

 

I have to say that I have learnt a lot through the process and especially what works for my body and getting the proportions right. Real life is a little different to #dressedbytheinternet

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